: F450 Elli, F451 Limnos, F459 Adrias, F460 Aegeon, F461 Navarino, F462
Kountouriotis, F463 Bouboulina
Meko 200 HN - Ydra Class
The first Meko 200 class frigate was built in Germany
and entered service in 1992. The remaining three ships were built in Hellas.
: F452 Ydra, F453 Spetsai, F454 Psara, F455 Salamis
Knox - Epirus Class
The Knox class frigates entered Hellenic Navy service
in 1992, after a period of service with the United States Navy. All ships were initially
acquired through a leasing agreement, to replace older ships in the ASW role. The
Makedonia (F458) and Thraki (F457) have been decommissioned and act as reserves (D1).
Epirus (F456) will soon follow.
Ships : F456 Epiros, F457 Thraki, F458 Makedonia
Adams - Kimon Class
The Adams class destroyers are currently the only ships
in the Hellenic Navy with the ability to carry the SM-1 missile. This missile of
course is a very powerful weapon system that provides added range to the anti-aircraft
'umbrella' around a fleet. On February 18, 2002 the Themistocles (D221) was
: D218 Kimon, D219 Nearchos, D220 Formion, D221 Themistocles
Combattante IIIB, III, II
and Type 148
The Combattante class were the first missile boats to
enter service in the Hellenic Navy, as well as the first missile boats Hellas has ever
constructed. All the ships of the three classes (II, III, IIIB) have both missile and
torpedo capabilities, which give these ships the name 'Torpillopyraulakati'. The
Antipliarchos Kostakos (P25) sank on Nov. 4 1996 when it was struck by the Samaina
passanger ferry, killing 4. The ships of the Combattante II class were originally given
different names. A few of the older Combattante II boats could be offered to Cyprus.
IIIB : P24 Simaiforos Kavalouthis, P26 Ipopliarchos Deyiannis, P27 Simaiforos Xenos,
P28 Simaiforos Simitzopoulos, P29 Simaiforos Starakis
III : P20 Antipliarchos Lascos, P21 Antipliarchos Blessas, P22 Antipliarchos
Troupakis, P23 Antipliarchos Mykonios
II : P14 Ipopliarchos Anninos, P15 Ipopliarchos Arliotis, P16 Ipopliarchos Konidis,
P17 Ipopliarchos Batsis
148 : P72 Simaiforos Votsis, P73 Antipliarchos Pezopoulos, P74 Plotarhis Vlahavas, P75
Plotarhis Maridhakis, P76 Tournas, P77 Sakipis
HSY 56 - Pyrpolitis
The Pyrpolitis is of Hellenic design and construction,
and has the abilities present, up to a few years ago, only in much larger ships. The
number and weapon systems carried by these ships are planned to be increased, in an effort
to provide greater flexibility to the Hellenic Navy. Additional vessels are currently
on order with the Hellenic Shipyards.
: P57 Pyrpolitis, P58 Polemistis
Osprey 55 - Armatolos
The Armatolos craft were built in Hellas and delivered
to the Navy in 1990. The design is based on the Osprey 55 model.
: P18 Armatolos, P19 Navmahos
Ashville - Ormi
These ships were acquired from the United States Navy,
there classified as missile patrol boats, in 1989. The ships have had their gas turbine
engines removed prior to delivery.
Ships : P229 Ormi, P230 Tolmi
Thetis - Niki
The Thetis class ships are tasked with anti-submarine
warfare (ASW) duties. Having originally served in the German Navy, they entered Hellenic
service in the early 1990's.
Ships : P62 Niki, P63 Doxa, P64 Eleftheria, P65 Karteria, P66 Agon
The Kelefstis Stamou ships are French-built. They were
ordered by Cyprus, but delivered to the Hellenic Navy in 1975.
Ships : P286 Kelefstis Stamou, P287 Diopos Antoniou
NASTY - Andromeda
These former torpedo boats received new engines in 1988. The Hellenic Navy
currently uses them as patrol boats.
: P196 Andromeda, P198 Kyknos, P199 Pegasus, P288 Toxotis
Type 141 Jaguar - Esperos
These Torpedo Boats entered Hellenic Navy service in the 1970's. Although
they still possess their lethal torpedoes, they serve today as patrol boats.
: P50 Esperos, P53 Kyklon, P54 Lailaps, P56 Tyfon
Mine Countermeasure Vessels
The Hunt class vessels entered Hellenic Navy service following some years
of service in the Royal Navy. They were constructed by Vosper Thornycroft, and acquired as
incentives for the purchase of FAC's from the same shipyard.
: M62 Europe, M63 Kallisto
Adjutant vessels in Hellenic Navy service fall under two categories based
on their configuration: Minesweepers and Minehunters. All minesweepers with the exception
of Thalia (M210) have been withdrawn from service.
Vessels : M202 Atalanti, M205 Antiopi, M206 Fedra, M210 Thalia, M254 Niovi
Vessels : M60 Erato, M61 Euniki
The ships of this class were built by Peterson Builders in the 1960's. In
the first half of the 1990's they acquired new engines from General Motors. The Egli
(M246) has been decommissioned.
: M211 Alkyon, M213 Kleio, M214 Avra, M240 Pleias, M241 Kilxi, M242 Kissa, M246
Egli, M247 Dafni, M248 Aedon
The Jason class medium landing ships were designed and constructed in
Hellas to replace aging ex-USN ships from World War II.
: L173 Chios, L174 Samos, L175 Ikaria, L176 Lesvos, L177 Rodos
ZUBR - Kefallinia
The Project 1232.2 Zubr (or Pomornik class) hovercraft were acquired by
the Hellenic navy to facilitate the rapid deployment on troops and equipment throughout
the Aegean. An additional 4 may be purchased.
: L180 Kefallinia, L181 Ithaki, L182 Kerkyra, L183 Zakynthos
P-3 B Orion
The P-3B Orion is operated by 353 MNAS/???S at the Air Force's 112 Fighter
Wing, but is considered an asset of the Navy. This aircraft's primary mission is to seek
out and destroy enemy submarines.
|Country of Origin
|Weight Max T/O :
|Maximum Speed :
Allison T-56-A-14 Turboprops
||10-12 hours typical; Maximum 14
S-70 B-6 Aegean Hawk
The S-70 is the most advanced naval helicopter in the world. These
helicopters were purchased for use with the Meko 200HN frigates and new fleet additions.
They have the capability of launching Penguin anti-ship missiles as well as torpedoes and
other anti-submarine ordinance.
Agusta Bell AB-212 EW/ASW
The AB-212 currently serves the Navy in both Electronic Warfare (EW), as
well as Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) versions. This rotorcraft has proven to be very
reliable, even in the violent weather conditions that occur in the Aegean and
The Allouette III is the smallest helicopter in the fleet, and is used to
train the Hellenic Navy's new helicopter pilots.
Coastal Missile Battery Systems
MM-40 Exocet Anti-Ship Missile
The Exocet is a French-made anti-ship missile that has been used
successfully in real combat situations. In the Hellenic Armed Forces it is deployed on
land, sea, and air.